New Mexico Building Code

New Mexico Building Code, Permit and Licensing Information

Updated: 5/23/21

New Mexico Construction Code Division

Construction Industries Division
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Third Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 476-4672
Fax: (505) 476-4685

Website: https://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/_title14/T14C007.htm

New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Requirements Department
Electrical Bureau
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4700

New Mexico Construction Code and Edition Adopted:

Adopted statewide by NM Construction Industrial Div. (CID) as minimum New Mexico building code. A few local jurisdictions adopt codes under home rule. 2003 IFC adopted statewide by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2003 International Fire Code (IFC) for New Construction
  • 1997 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code for Existing Construction
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2016
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)

Applicability (statewide, local, limited): LIMITED

New Mexico Construction Code is primarily adopted and enforced locally. All local jurisdictions can make any amendments they deem necessary in their jurisdictions.

Notes:The New Mexico Electrical Bureau reviews and recommends contents for the licensing and certification examinations for all electrical trades. It also performs state-wide electrical inspections in CID jurisdiction, electrical plan review and oversees electrical permitting.
State Website https://www.state.nm.us
State Licensing Contractor licensing is required by the State of New Mexico
State Building Code
  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2009 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2003 International Fire Code (IFC) for New Construction
  • 1997 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code for Existing Construction
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and ASHRAE 90.1-2016
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
State Licensing Division https://www.rld.state.nm.us
State Fire Marshall https://www.nmprc.state.nm.us/sfm.htm
State Environmental Permit https://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/
New Mexico Building Code by County
New Mexico Construction Code by County

Additional Building Codes by State

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming


Type
Code Title
Code Adopted
Technical Bases
Applicability
Building
Building Code
2015
2015 IBC
Building
Residential Code
2015
2015 IRC
Fire
Fire Code
2003
2003 IFC
Electrical
Electric Code
2017
2017 NEC
Mechanical
Mechanical Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
Plumbing Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Plumbing
Private Sewage Disposal Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fuel and Gas Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Green
Green Construction Code
Not Adopted
Energy
Energy Conservation Code
2009
2009 IECC
Building
Property Maintenance Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Building
Existing Buildings Code
2015
2015 IEBC
Plumbing
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
Not Adopted
Accessibility
Accessibility Code
Fire
Wildfire/Wildlife Urban Interface Code
No Statewide Standard, State or Local Adoption of Editions of Code
Zoning
Zoning Code
Not Adopted
Fire
Fire Life Safety Code

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